Now that our kids and grandkids are grown, my husband and I are having a hard time reconnecting. Is this normal?

Yes, it is. Many older couples find this to be the case. One thing Virginia and I have done for many, many years is to have a weekly date night. It doesn’t have to be anything fancy, but you’d be amazed how enjoying a quiet night out, a walk along the beach, or a stroll […]

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I’m very ill and the doctors don’t think I’m going to get better. What kind of hope can I have for a better tomorrow?

This is a very common question I hear from seniors today. Is it really possible to have hope when it seems there’s nothing to hope for? The answer is a resounding yes!
In Christ, there’s always something to hope for…

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What’s the best way you have been encouraged by others in your life?

We’ve been so encouraged by the appreciation that’s shown to us by those who’ve been impacted by our ministry. We always love receiving emails and letters from seniors just to say thanks for our devotionals and web tools. It’s so great to see people realize it’s never too late to begin getting into God’s Word!

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How to Experience God in a Whole New Way

A story is told about an evangelist named Gipsy Smith who lived in the late 1800s. Gipsy traveled all over the world, preaching on every continent and in many countries. And everywhere he preached, massive revivals would break out. So one day, people from a nearby community who had heard of Gipsy came to him and said, “Our town is spiritually dead. What can we do to start a revival?”

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Are there any other ways to defeat fear?

Yes, one way is to praise God in any and every situation. Now, I know this isn’t a natural response to stress and fear, but learning to be thankful for whatever circumstance you’re in will help you see things as God sees them and He will encourage you as you learn to trust in Him.

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My mother lives alone in an assisted living community in another state, and she tends to get very lonely during the holidays. How can I help her?

It is very easy for those who live in assisted living centers or nursing homes to feel isolated especially during the holiday season. Until you are able to go visit your family member, it’s important to make the extra effort to show them you love and care about them. A care package, an extra phone […]

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A Note of Encouragement from Warren & Virginia Olson

Every four years, it’s such a treat watching athletes compete in the Summer Olympics. And one of our favorite events to watch is the marathon, where the runners begin in a stadium filled with onlookers, leave the stadium for a 26.2-mile run, and then return to the cheering crowd a few hours later to cross the finish line.

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Encouraging Others Through the Ups and Downs

Imagine this: You’re watching the very end of the Super Bowl and the score is tied. With just seconds left to play, one team snaps the ball and the quarterback barely escapes being tackled. And with all of his strength, he throws the ball to his receiver. It’s a fantastic catch! The receiver escapes one, two, three defenders and crosses the goal line just as the clock runs out to make his team the world champions.

The camera pans to the sideline of the winning team. Yet, when you’d expect to see them rushing the field and hoisting the receiver up on their shoulders, there’s only silence as they quietly walk back to the locker room.

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Warren, I have so much to worry about in my life. How do I even begin to “let go and let God”?

Pray and ask God to reveal to you where the largest amount of stress is coming from in your life. Once you know, pray again and tell him that you fully entrust that to Him. And when that stress comes up again, keep on praying. When you start to hand over the big worries to […]

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Death is always a difficult subject. How do you counsel people on this sensitive subject?

The first thing I do is remind people of the hope we have in Jesus Christ… Jesus said in John 11:25-26, I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in Me will live, even though he dies; and whoever lives and believes…

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